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It's been said in previous threads that we can potentially stop the Gill's move to Gravesham, and there have been many suggestions; protests, letters, mettings etc, is this realistic? Are people willing to take the time out of their saturday afternoon or their weekday to go on a march? Will enough people write in letters that make sense to persuade the council to tell Scally 'get out'? Will people make posters and flyers around Gravesend, will people make petitions? Because if we do, I think we could keep Scally out and send us into the league... <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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cant believe theres been no replies i really think all fleet fans should make some sort of protest because if we dont the dreaded could happen

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cant believe theres been no replies i really think all fleet fans should make some sort of protest because if we dont the dreaded could happen



Most of the replies have probably been covered in other threads. Maybe the club will come up with an official line over the next few weeks, also, and that's the ideal place to take a lead from, providing they're unhappy about it too.

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Until G&N go public with its opinion on the subject not a lot can be done. The lead must come from the Chairman and the Board as opposed to mob rule (no offence folks!).

The Board I'm sure are clearly aware of the fans view on the matter and the threat it poses to the Fleet's future but with the Club possibly in negotiations over its own future in terms of ground development it would be fool hardy to upset the local council.

Only last week in the local paper Mr Aitkin implied that a 25,000 stadia would be inappropriate for the Fleets needs - to me this was the first sign that the Fleet may go it alone rather than jump on the Gills bandwagon. We shall see . . .

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The analogy is something like Notts Forest & Notts County. Very close neighbours but both have their own identities and fans.
If the Thames Gateway development does take off and increase the population by 30,000, I see no reason why both teams couldn't share a geographic area and retain their independance and support.
Realistically, within 10 years, we would hope to be playing before crowds of 2500 - 3500 (with a great atmosphere), whilst the Gills would still be attracting only about 10000 (similar to Millwall) even at their new all singing astrodome arena.
I suspect there ARE plenty of football fans to go around.
Let us remember Gillingham are NOT and NEVER will be a big attraction.

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Let us remember Gillingham are NOT and NEVER will be a big attraction.


But if we are realistic, with Gillingham still at the second level of English football, they are still a bigger attraction than we are in many ways.

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Seem to remember that during Half Time at the Canvey away match [this season] a black spectacles case being handed in, emblazoned with the words Gilligham FC... so there must be a few among your crowd who support both teams??

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You sure it weren't Scally? lol <img src="/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

The thing is, there's a bloody lot of Gills fans in Gravesend as it is. Probably quite a few hundred at least. So how would it be if they were on your doorstep rather than 20 odd miles away. Some people are always going to support the highest team within reach of them, so if they moved here, we'd probably lose most fans to them until the point when we're actually better than them or at least on level terms.

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It wouldn't be Scallys , he has a Millwall one.

In regards to Gills fans, I am a Swanscomber and can not ever remember a Gills fan in our midst.
Maybe its because we are the other side of the borough , but we just don't get this Gills thing.

We're not interested in them and they are unwanted.

Personally, I think if they move to Gravesend but keep the name of Gillingham, they will slowly die.
Their only hope would be to change their name.

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Oddly, I bought the Reporter today just to see how biased and against Fleet and pro Gillingham it has become. There was a big article about casinos and comparing Charlton and Gillingham.
it also featured some quoyes from people giving pros and cons about Gills intended moved. HOWEVER, those who were for the move hardly seemed like Fleet fans, nor even football supporters. It looked like they had simply stopped the first half dozen outside the Stoneborough Centre.
One pillock even stated that we would enjoy playing on a good pitch inside the comfort of a 25,000 seater statium.
I presume this cretin has not seen out pitch recently!!!
AND they STILL think we are averaging only 1,000 at home.

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I've just picked up the Reporter. What a load of crap - assuming the letter writers are real (and they sound as ill-educated about the situation as Melody Ryall, the editor, so it could well be her writing the letters), they're just ill-informed nonsense.

One bloke, from Shorne FC, even went as far as repeating verbatim the Reporter's own assertion last week that "die-hard fans won't stop supporting the club" as if that was even an issue. I quote, "Surely [any fan] would rather sit down in a new staidum with the modern facilities... i doubt if the players would complain having a chance to play on the first-class surface and using up-to-date changing and medical facilities."

Then there's some 12-year-old banging on about how his mum won't have to give him a lift from Gravesend to Gillingham for games.

I would advise never buying the Reporter again, but what would I have to make me feel venomously angry instead?

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They were Scally's glasses...it may have been a black case....but there were rose coloured glasses inside !!

Cheers,

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Stu never buy it again read the back page and put it back, and did they say the Stoneborough Centre, i thought the Gravesend shopping mall was the St George's Centre and i think the other used to be the Anglesea Centre, anyway what can we do, we just sit and wait, it is a shame as Gills fans are as mad as us. And yes there are quite a few Gills fans in Gravesend borough who are probably delighted by the move, but how many new fans would Gills gain couple of thousand the Charlton and West Ham fans would stay with them, what worries me is perhaps this is a move to try and tie up Gills, Fleet and even Darts leaving one club.

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What can we do about Scally?



Have you never seen The Wicker Man? Have you seen the end?

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what worries me is perhaps this is a move to try and tie up Gills, Fleet and even Darts leaving one club.


well spotted if the Gills move, they will have to drop the name and take on a new user friendly name for the area.
We just must hope that no one falls for it...

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Have you never seen The Wicker Man? Have you seen the end?


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Harry has the answer! Burn that Scally witch!

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Ebbsfleet FC. Up the Reds

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Didn't that counsellor say that Gillingham moving to the area would put Gravesham on the football map?
That can't possibly happen without changing their name to Gravesham fc.

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That can't possibly happen without changing their name to Gravesham fc.


The penny drops at last, Thats exactly what will happen, albeit Ebbsfleet FC or a variation on a similar theme.

Its not only us, its the Gills fans that have the most to lose, unfortunately I dont think they have twigged it yet. The few that I do know, are not taking Scally serious on this, and think its just bluster to pressurise the local council into action.

Lets hope they are right..

I want league football in the borough , with a team called Gravesend and Northfleet, but we want to do it the right way, and not inherit a franchise.

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Have you never seen The Wicker Man? Have you seen the end?


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Harry has the answer! Burn that Scally witch!


Okay but we have to make it look like a religous thing




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